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#3801 Post by Robert M yers » October 6th, 2020, 7:44 pm

Craig, I can pick up and send you a bottle or two at cost if your having trouble sourcing.

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#3802 Post by Craig G » October 6th, 2020, 9:56 pm

Robert M yers wrote:
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Craig, I can pick up and send you a bottle or two at cost if your having trouble sourcing.
That’s very kind, but I think I need to reduce the number of bottles sitting on the floor around the bar cart, or I won’t be around to post here! I do have two bottles of Weller saved from the olden days.
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#3803 Post by Christos M. » October 7th, 2020, 11:01 am

Picked up a Weller Antique 107 at MSRP this morning. Was hoping for a 12 year too but missed out. Thought about the Booker's Boston Batch but I'm still on the hunt for a bottle of Country Ham.
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#3804 Post by H. N o w b a r » October 10th, 2020, 7:00 pm

I picked up a couple of bottle of the Weller Special Reserve and have already put it a dent in the first bottle.

Has anyone tried the recently released Shenk's, Bombergers or Jack Daniel's Heritage?

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#3805 Post by SamHoyt » October 14th, 2020, 2:39 pm

Hello! I am searching for W.L. Weller 12 year and/or CYPB to purchase for my wedding anniversary, and I thought I would reach out here to see if anyone is interested in selling? Thank you!

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#3806 Post by Adam Noble » October 14th, 2020, 2:51 pm

H. N o w b a r wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 7:00 pm
I picked up a couple of bottle of the Weller Special Reserve and have already put it a dent in the first bottle.

Has anyone tried the recently released Shenk's, Bombergers or Jack Daniel's Heritage?

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I haven’t yet but I did pick up a Shenks and Bombergers so I hope to sometime soon. Assuming they are as good as the 2019 versions, they are very nice indeed. I’m a fan of all the Michters I’ve tried. If only I had managed to score a toasted barrel rye this year.

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#3807 Post by Andrew Kotowski » October 14th, 2020, 3:13 pm

SamHoyt wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Hello! I am searching for W.L. Weller 12 year and/or CYPB to purchase for my wedding anniversary, and I thought I would reach out here to see if anyone is interested in selling? Thank you!
Already sounds better than my rationale (aspiring alcoholic), so best of luck!

These guys sell it locally (Seattle-ish), but you will pay a premium for it -> https://www.facebook.com/Issaquahliquor/
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#3808 Post by H. N o w b a r » October 14th, 2020, 7:23 pm

Adam Noble wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 2:51 pm
H. N o w b a r wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 7:00 pm
I picked up a couple of bottle of the Weller Special Reserve and have already put it a dent in the first bottle.

Has anyone tried the recently released Shenk's, Bombergers or Jack Daniel's Heritage?

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I haven’t yet but I did pick up a Shenks and Bombergers so I hope to sometime soon. Assuming they are as good as the 2019 versions, they are very nice indeed. I’m a fan of all the Michters I’ve tried. If only I had managed to score a toasted barrel rye this year.
Thanks Adam. I picked up a bottle of each. Looking forward to tasting them!
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#3809 Post by H. N o w b a r » October 14th, 2020, 7:27 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 3:13 pm
SamHoyt wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Hello! I am searching for W.L. Weller 12 year and/or CYPB to purchase for my wedding anniversary, and I thought I would reach out here to see if anyone is interested in selling? Thank you!
Already sounds better than my rationale (aspiring alcoholic), so best of luck!

These guys sell it locally (Seattle-ish), but you will pay a premium for it -> https://www.facebook.com/Issaquahliquor/
What Andrew said. Also consider posting your request in the commerce corner. You may find some sellers in your area (if that is not Seattle). Btw, I like seeing all the Seattle area folks active in the spirits forum! [cheers.gif]
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#3810 Post by Mike Maguire » October 15th, 2020, 7:01 am

Has anybody tried the Makers mark wood finishing series bourbon?I picked up the French stave one yesterday.

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#3811 Post by Adam Noble » October 15th, 2020, 7:58 am

I haven’t but a friend whose palate I trust said this week, “Very caramel. Popcorn. Toasted elements as well.” And if you find it at Costco it’s around $62.

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#3812 Post by Mike Maguire » October 15th, 2020, 8:53 am

Adam Noble wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 7:58 am
I haven’t but a friend whose palate I trust said this week, “Very caramel. Popcorn. Toasted elements as well.” And if you find it at Costco it’s around $62.
That’s where I found it Adam

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#3813 Post by Adam Noble » October 15th, 2020, 8:59 am

I’m only a little regretting not getting one myself. I still have an unopened RC6 wood finishing bottle from last year. And I whole lot of unopened bottles of other stuff.

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#3814 Post by Mike Maguire » October 15th, 2020, 2:01 pm

They had a case of it in Gig Harbor, I’ll pop it TOnight and report back

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#3815 Post by Adam Noble » October 15th, 2020, 2:58 pm

They had it at SoDo Tues night and I didn’t get any. I’m going to pass and be at peace with the decision.

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#3816 Post by Mike Maguire » October 15th, 2020, 3:06 pm

Sipping some now, a bit hot and definitely taste the wood.Time will tell but as of now prefer the cask strength Makers by a mile.I will follow this thru the evening and report back . For now no bueno for $60.

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#3817 Post by Kris Patten » October 15th, 2020, 7:10 pm

Mike Maguire wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Sipping some now, a bit hot and definitely taste the wood.Time will tell but as of now prefer the cask strength Makers by a mile.I will follow this thru the evening and report back . For now no bueno for $60.
You should start seeing some 4R Small Batch Select for about the same price at Costco.
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#3818 Post by Andrew K. » October 15th, 2020, 8:56 pm

How long until this October Pappy/BTAC release?
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#3819 Post by Adam Noble » October 15th, 2020, 9:04 pm

Kris Patten wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Mike Maguire wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Sipping some now, a bit hot and definitely taste the wood.Time will tell but as of now prefer the cask strength Makers by a mile.I will follow this thru the evening and report back . For now no bueno for $60.
You should start seeing some 4R Small Batch Select for about the same price at Costco.
And we should start seeing cases of ETL at Costco for $40 when, exactly?

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#3820 Post by Mike Maguire » October 15th, 2020, 9:29 pm

Kris Patten wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Mike Maguire wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Sipping some now, a bit hot and definitely taste the wood.Time will tell but as of now prefer the cask strength Makers by a mile.I will follow this thru the evening and report back . For now no bueno for $60.
You should start seeing some 4R Small Batch Select for about the same price at Costco.
How does this 4R small batch stack up to last years Kris?Last years was excellent

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#3821 Post by Kelly Walker » October 16th, 2020, 12:03 am

Mike Maguire wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 9:29 pm
Kris Patten wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Mike Maguire wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Sipping some now, a bit hot and definitely taste the wood.Time will tell but as of now prefer the cask strength Makers by a mile.I will follow this thru the evening and report back . For now no bueno for $60.
You should start seeing some 4R Small Batch Select for about the same price at Costco.
How does this 4R small batch stack up to last years Kris?Last years was excellent
I prefer the single barrel. Much higher rye in the mash bill.
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#3822 Post by Kris Patten » October 16th, 2020, 6:47 am

Mike Maguire wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 9:29 pm
Kris Patten wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Mike Maguire wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Sipping some now, a bit hot and definitely taste the wood.Time will tell but as of now prefer the cask strength Makers by a mile.I will follow this thru the evening and report back . For now no bueno for $60.
You should start seeing some 4R Small Batch Select for about the same price at Costco.
How does this 4R small batch stack up to last years Kris?Last years was excellent
As Kelly says it's a stylistic preference. SBS has more depth and fruit notes for me, it's just richer at 104pf, than Single Barrel which makes for a better neat, rocks or Manhattan for me. I like Single in cocktails like the Old Fashioned due to spice. If you're asking about the regular Small Batch, not the Select, unless you are looking for a wheater or Rye, it offers one of the better values for those who might normally pay the same-ish for Maker's, Knob Creek, Elijah Craig, etc.....

I haven't grabbed the SBS Limited Edition yet, since WA only got 144 bottles.

Take it for what it's worth since we sell it and I've sold a lot of Bourbons, but 4R seems to deliver a strong QPR up the range for what you pay.
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#3823 Post by Kris Patten » October 16th, 2020, 6:48 am

Adam Noble wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Kris Patten wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Mike Maguire wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Sipping some now, a bit hot and definitely taste the wood.Time will tell but as of now prefer the cask strength Makers by a mile.I will follow this thru the evening and report back . For now no bueno for $60.
You should start seeing some 4R Small Batch Select for about the same price at Costco.
And we should start seeing cases of ETL at Costco for $40 when, exactly?
ETL has been so hard to find the last 2 years, I haven't even looked at pricing. I'll update this today when I get in. Good question. Same with RHF, there just isn't any in the market. $27 wholesale.
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#3824 Post by Kris Patten » October 16th, 2020, 6:53 am

Andrew K. wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 8:56 pm
How long until this October Pappy/BTAC release?
Freight and trucking around the US is a nightmare right now, add in a shortage of trailers and it's a mess. I expect WA won't land til November. Most East Coast and Midwest should be in house now.

Fingers crossed.
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#3825 Post by Adam Noble » October 16th, 2020, 6:58 am

Kris Patten wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 6:48 am
Adam Noble wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Kris Patten wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 7:10 pm


You should start seeing some 4R Small Batch Select for about the same price at Costco.
And we should start seeing cases of ETL at Costco for $40 when, exactly?
ETL has been so hard to find the last 2 years, I haven't even looked at pricing. I'll update this today when I get in. Good question. Same with RHF, there just isn't any in the market.
I heard some WA BevMos had some this week, if FB can be trusted.

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#3826 Post by Nick Gangas » October 18th, 2020, 9:54 am

Kris Patten wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 6:53 am
Andrew K. wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 8:56 pm
How long until this October Pappy/BTAC release?
Freight and trucking around the US is a nightmare right now, add in a shortage of trailers and it's a mess. I expect WA won't land til November. Most East Coast and Midwest should be in house now.

Fingers crossed.
Not landed in IL as of this week.

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#3827 Post by Kelly Walker » October 18th, 2020, 3:30 pm

Picked up a bottle of the Belle Meade Olorosso Sherry Cask. Only 91 proof but man that is a smooth and long tipple. The sherry cask really imparts deep and dark flavor. I hear people use the descriptor 'treacle' and that is exactly what this has on the palate. Glad I gave this a go.
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#3828 Post by Brandon R » October 19th, 2020, 9:45 am

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
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For the Seattle crew - get ‘em while they’re here at $44.99. Pine Lake QFC.
I only managed to get one of these and opened it last night. Good stuff, and far better than that "Small Batch" bottle I had a few months back (it was either small batch, or something akin to that...)
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#3829 Post by Mike Maguire » October 19th, 2020, 10:15 am

Kris Patten wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Mike Maguire wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Sipping some now, a bit hot and definitely taste the wood.Time will tell but as of now prefer the cask strength Makers by a mile.I will follow this thru the evening and report back . For now no bueno for $60.
You should start seeing some 4R Small Batch Select for about the same price at Costco.
$73 out the door at Costco, I picked up one to compare to last years release.

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#3830 Post by Jud Reis » October 19th, 2020, 6:23 pm

Kelly Walker wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Picked up a bottle of the Belle Meade Olorosso Sherry Cask. Only 91 proof but man that is a smooth and long tipple. The sherry cask really imparts deep and dark flavor. I hear people use the descriptor 'treacle' and that is exactly what this has on the palate. Glad I gave this a go.
I like a lot of the Belle Meade Whiskeys - try the Cognac cask, my favorite of the ones I have tried.

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